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A police incident was underway today in Healey Lane, Batley.

Police were in attendance along with vehicles with blue lights flashing at the scene, opposite Healey Community Centre. A spokesperson later confirmed a three-year-old had been bitten by a dog.

One local businesman told how he helped rescue the child, a boy.

It is just yards from where a person was reportedly stabbed on Friday night. A police cordon has been in place since then.

The two incidents are unrelated.

A reporter has been on the scene and we now have updates from West Yorkshire Police.

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Police arrive at the incident in Healey Lane, Batley
Police arrive at the incident in Healey Lane, Batley

Resident rushed to the rescue

We’ve been speaking to Omar Er-Rify, who says he helped free the youngster after the terrier bit his ankle...

Omar Er-Rify, who rescued a three year old child after he was bitten by a dog
Omar Er-Rify, who rescued a three year old child after he was bitten by a dog

Other incident was a "targeted attack"

Here is the line from police on the earlier incident on West Park Terrace:

Insp Darren Brown said: “On Friday night a 32-year-old man was badly assaulted. Police believe it was a targeted attack and we are making enquiries.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact police on the non emergency number 101.

Dog bite is "unrelated" to earlier incident

Police say this incident is unrelated to the one on West Park Terrace, which is round the corner from Healey Lane.

Boy "bitten on ankle"

Police confirmed a three-year-old child has been bitten on the ankle by a Staffordshire Bull Terrier-type dog.

A police spokesman said: “The child was bitten on the ankle and the dog ran off. We went to secure the victim and make sure there was no danger to anybody else. We got the dog contained within the play area and secured it, and the dog will be taken to kennels.”

Enquiries are “ongoing”, he added.

Boy bitten by dog

Locals have been telling us a little boy has been attacked by a dog in a field near Healey Community Centre.

Park where child was reportedly bitten by a dog on Healey Lane, Batley
Park where child was reportedly bitten by a dog on Healey Lane, Batley

Ambulance arrives at the scene

Reporter live at the scene

Video from the scene

Police have arrived with a sniffer dog:

Police tape from earlier incident

It’s not known whether the current incident is related to an earlier incident in which a person is believed to have been stabbed on Friday night.

This picture shows the police cordon from the first incident.

Reporter at the scene

Our reporter Robert Sutcliffe is at the scene of the incident in Batley.